The Career Paths Of The Finance Industry Essay

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The two career paths that I will critically evaluate in this essay derive from the finance industry. I will use the financial bodies involved, which are the CISI and the ICAEW to portray the steps needed which may increase the chances of gaining access to the finance sector. One of my preferred career options is investment banking, I will talk about the capital markets programme provided by the CISI to gain exposure towards this career path. Another option as a career for me is corporate finance for which I will use the ICAEW to show the path which could lead to a career in this. The CISI and ICAEW have a joint association which makes the corporate finance qualification available to the CISI as well.
One of the benefits of completing the corporate finance qualification with either institute is that when offered a position at a financial institute, successful candidates can join as an associate (CISI, 2014).This therefore is an advantage, because if I am successful in completing the qualification I am able to skip the analyst position to take on an increased level of responsibility within the corporation as well as enhanced financial benefits such as an attractive salary within the range of £50,000-£60,000 according to Half (2014). However, from a general perspective in terms of both career paths, they require a huge investment if I am to participate in either one of these programmes. According to CISI (2014a), she had confirmed the initial capital required to sit the exams…

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